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Camper: August 20 - August 26, 2023
Volunteer: August 19 - August 26, 2023
Camp-at-Home: July 17-2023
In partnership with CQ USA
Welcome to CQ Southern Ontario
Summer Camper Programs
We facilitate a 1-week Overnight Summer Camp Program. Camp Quality Southern Ontario offers a wide range of programming for different needs and age groups; like, swimming, archery, high ropes, arts & crafts, campfire and more.
Our summer program is offered to campers from the following regions:
Municipality of Chatam-Kent
County of Brant
Durham Regional Municipality
Regional Municipality of Halton
City of Hamilton
City of London
Niagara/ Grimsby Region
Campers outside these areas may not have access to camp transportation, or may live closer to another Camp Quality camp.
Community Family Programs (Fun Days)
Our Community Family Programs are 1-day camp-style events that happen throughout the year for the entire family and our volunteers. Programs in the past have included: Picnics in the Park, Sports Games and more! Our Community Family Programs are currently being offered in Toronto, Mississauga, Burlington, Hamilton.
All of our programs are 100% free to attend.
Niagara Reigional Municipality
Peel Regional Municipality
City of Toronto
Waterloo Regional Municipality
York Regional Municipality
Julia first started at Camp Quality in 2021 as a Virtual Volunteer. She loved the experience so much, that in 2022 she joined the CQ Northern Ontario COC as a Program Specialist and volunteered at CQ Southern Ontario as a Companion. Julia is a master's student working to become a Certified Child Life Specialist through McMaster's Child Life and Pediatric Psychosocial Care program. She is also a teaching assistant in both psychology and thanatology and also the children's Program Director at her local Unitarian congregation. At camp Julia loves doing arts and crafts, seeing all the CQ talents at the talent show and bearing witness to the absolute pure joy that comes from all the campers and volunteers! For the 2023 season, Julia is excited about seeing returning campers, meeting new campers and LARPing! Oh and you may catch her singing Fred the Moose around the campfire.
Jana has been an active and devoted volunteer for CQ since 2014, where she has held roles as a companion and lifeguard for Southern Ontario. In 2018, Jana joined the Camp Organizing Committee as the Program Coordinator. Jana’s commitment to people of all ages is apparent in her current and former positions as a Recreation Therapist. She is currently working with seniors living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. She has also held roles as a counsellor and supervisor in a residential youth facility, a youth shelter and with the YMCA. Jana spent many treasured summers as a camper and a camp counsellor and is committed to bringing that same freedom, fun and adventure to the CQ campers. Jana enjoys hiking around her home in the Blue Mountains, often with Aoife, the Irish wolfhound. She can't wait for summer 2023!
Meet CQSO's Camp Director
Camp Quality Southern Ontario is made possible by a year-round team of volunteers, that plan programs, raise funds, train volunteers and deliver programs. To contact select members of our team, click the orange names below.
Fundraising & Finance
Jana Douglas, Co-Camp Director (Operations)
Julia Zinn, Co-Camp Director (Programs)
Jayden Hsueh, Family Coordinator
For inquiries about fundraising & finance contact Anzette Fernandes.
For inquiries about volunteering please contact Natalie Downing, Volunteer Coordinator.
Vicky Breakey, Medical Director
Our Local Team
Proudly Accredited By
Big Thanks to our CQ Southern Ontario Sponsors
Westminster College Foundation
$5000 - $9999
Alice and Murray Maitland Foundation
Brant Community Foundation
$1000 - $4999
987106 Ontario Inc Dairy Queen
Andrea Ferguson Jones
Guelph Community Foundation
KOA Care Camps
Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation - Lyle S. Hallman Foundation Kids To Camp Fund